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Student Council brings awareness to eating disorders within the school

Student Council brings awareness to eating disorders within the school

Brooke Burgess, Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

In an effort to raise awareness for eating disorders, Student Council gave out purple ribbons at lunch during the last week of February. They encouraged everyone to wear purple on Thursday, February 28 in support of those who struggle with self image. Handing out ribbons annually for the past two...

Firebirds suffer season-ending loss in State basketball tournament

Firebirds suffer season-ending loss in State basketball tournament

Jax Egan, Sports Editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

While maybe not as easily as in previous seasons, for the third consecutive year Coach Sam Stroh took his Firebirds to the state tournament, this time as the eighth seed. After a seemingly endless defensive battle, Washburn Rural High School finally prevailed over the Firebirds in overtime, 45-54, ending the season...

Sophomore Cole Anderson plays for all-dwarf basketball team

Sophomore Cole Anderson plays for all-dwarf basketball team

Sabrina Castle, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Born with Achondroplasia—a genetic disorder which causes dwarfism—sophomore Cole Anderson has always been different from his peers. While his appearance is a large part of his identity, Anderson stands out for much more than his height. Known for having a positive attitude, Anderson has ...

Students express religion through accessories

Students express religion through accessories

Brooke Burgess, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Faith can be expressed through having or wearing something that represents a religion. For these three students, these items serve as a symbol of their values and a reminder of their beliefs. Kaitlyn Fisher Kaitlyn Fisher wears a ring with the bible verse "The Lord your God is with you wherever you go...

Firebirds’ Favorite Couples

Firebirds’ Favorite Couples

Katie Diaz, Videographer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Top Stories, Video, Videos

Album Review: “Origins” by Imagine Dragons

Album Review: “Origins” by Imagine Dragons

Nick Burket, Photographer/Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

The newest Imagine Dragons album “Origins” is interesting, in that some may categorize it as a rock, but I think it fits more into an alternative category. It has interesting songs, but it really doesn’t stand out to me. I feel the album has potential in its own right, but I was expecting somethin...

Siblings vs. Only Children

Siblings vs. Only Children

Walker Koberlein, Reporter

January 26, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Big or small, each family is unique. Whether coming from a family with many siblings, or having lived their lives being an only child, each person’s home life affects their perspective in many ways. Being the only child in his household, Senior Keaton Thompson believed he was his only resource gr...

“9 to 5” Musical censored after parent complaints

“9 to 5” Musical censored after parent complaints

Alex Decker, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Upon opening night of Thespian Club’s production of “9 to 5”, originally a movie featuring Dolly Parton as lead female role, parents expressed discomfort towards multiple scenes in the musical. Acknowledging the disapproving emails and phone calls received by principal Myron Graber, Thespian advisor ...

Club Profile: Ascent

Club Profile: Ascent

Alex Decker, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Providing helpful connections and resources to students, Ascent Club is an all-inclusive space to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Based off of student run projects, Ascent aims to give students hands-on experience with important aspects of the STEM field. “Ascent s...

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